Crunchyroll, Hulu to Stream My Hero Academia Season 2 With Subtitles
posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that the English-subtitled simulcast of My Hero Academia's second season will simulcast on Crunchyroll and Hulu beginning on April 1.
Crunchyroll also announced that it will stream the first season of My Hero Academia with English subtitles before April 1 in the following territories: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The full series is already streaming on Hulu.
Funimation previously announced that it would stream the series with both an English dub and in Japanese with English subtitles, but it clarified that only the dub will be available on its FunimationNow streaming service, while the subtitled version will be available through Crunchyroll and Hulu. Funimation also previously revealed that the first six episodes of its simuldub will launch on the same days they air in Japan.
Kenji Nagasaki is returning to direct the series at BONES, with Yousuke Kuroda returning to write and oversee the scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is again serving as the character designer and chief animation director, and Yuuki Hayashi is also returning to compose the music. The main cast from the first season is also returning. New cast members for the show's second season include:
- Tetsu Inada as Enji Todoroki/Endeavor
- Wataru Hatano as Hitoshi Shinsō
- Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume
- Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō
- Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
- Miho Masaka as Ibara Shiozaki
- Kōhei Amasaki as Neito Monoma
Kenshi Yonezu is performing the opening theme song "Peace Sign," and Little Glee Monster is performing the ending theme song.
The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga.
The anime's first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS /TBS channel last April. Funimation streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed a broadcast dub.
Horikoshi's original manga also inspired an event anime that screened in Tokyo in November and then in four other Japanese cities in December. The anime will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 13th volume the manga on April 4. A second OVA will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 14th volume on June 2.